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a few hours after the battle...

This was one of the few places in Un'goro where the Devilsaurs weren't too keen on rampaging through, and it wasn't difficult to see why. Huge skeletal remains of the lizards either too brave or too stupid to keep their distance from the deadly grip of the boiling hot tar pits.

The Marines stood watch as daylight gave way to the glow of Alliance campfires lit along the bubbling tar pits.

"Hell of a sight, sir." remarked one old Paladin to another, rather coldly.

"That it is, Saltzfyre. " replied Nearo, as the two lifted the bloodied Orc and Tauren carcasses to place them along the edge of the tar pit - bait for the Devilsaurs incase they came too close. The meat on the tauren was no good now, being beaten into a pulp and beyond being salvageable.

Officer Leylianna tended to the wounded back at base camp, watching the two from a distance while the two paladins dragged the bloodied carcasses.

The glow gave glimpses of the battles that took place earlier in the day. Gore strewn around the ground, a few large horns here and there, broken weapons and battered shields. The battle had been a brutal affair, but one that had ultimately denied the Horde of substantial Azerite deposits to do whatever unspeakable barbarism they intended to unleash with it's power.

As each body was dragged to the edge of the tar pit, Nearo hoisted his warhammer overhead and brought it crashing down on the face of each of their enemies, crushing the skull completely. Sylvannas' forces were in the area and there was no need to risk any of these fallen Orcs or Tauren being forced into serving the Banshee Queen into slavery as her Undead minions. The old paladin held a deep hatred for most of the Horde races, but not so much as to see them be cursed with such damnation - not to mention that there's no need to put any more Alliance soldiers at risk fighting foes they've already slain once.

"That's the last of them. Back to base camp, we will help with the wounded."

"Yes, sir." responded Saltzfyre as the two went back to the tent where Leylianna was busy at work.